To: Lizzie Ann From: Maurice Lewis (her father)
October 24th 1897
Dear Lizzie Ann
I now take the pleasure of writing a few lines to you hoping that you are quite well as we are all at present. Mamma does not complain much now. We are all very pleased to hear that you are coming home. We shall be so glad to see you and your intention for the future has no doubt been the cause of meditation and prayer.
Dear Lizzie Ann the blessing of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow. Today we are without a preacher and I had the privilege of opening the morning service. I thank God for his grace over me and in me so that when I am asked to take part I do feel that by his sustaining grace I am always pretty ready.
Dear Lizzie we have a tea party this week and a little entertainment. So now may God be with you and I hope that your fellow servant is all ablaze with the Salvation Army, having much blessing and I hope that many, many souls are saved through her efforts - be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life. The promises of God are yeah and amen in Jesus Christ our Lord. Our life is but short - let us all be awake and alive to our duties so that in the end we may give up some account to God with joy and not with sorrow.
Dear Lizzie I have not much news to tell this time. All your friends are pretty well.
From your dear father M Lewis XXXXXX
P.S. Sarah Morris is better. Poor farmer Evans Garshon died last week after long illness. We have a service of song tonight and I conduct it and no sermon.